Most religions have rigid, elaborate rules about sexual conduct. Buddhists have the Third Precept—in Pali, Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami— which is most commonly translated as "Do not indulge in sexual misconduct" or "Do not misuse sex. Most monks and nuns follow the many rules of the Vinaya Pitaka.
Have you ever wondered what the Buddhist approach to sex and sexuality is? Most monks and nuns follow the many rules of the Vinaya-pitaka. If a monk engages in sexual intercourse or makes a sexually suggestive comment to a woman, the community of monks meets to discuss the transgression.
Feet of clay? No, it was a different part of the anatomy - and of all too fleshly substance - which caused the trouble. But, I suppose, you don't expect Tantric sex to be a straightforward activity.
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Photo - Bob Heide. It seems these days in Los Angeles, it's OK to do or be anything you want sexually And if you're lucky enough to find your true sexual identity, you will be happy and fulfilled the rest of your life.
Q: In the West it is thought that desire, especially sexual desire, is a problem because it is largely unconscious. Anyway, as you know, in all matters there are limits; it is as well to realize those limits. I think there are two major factors which contribute to our experience of sexual desire — one is the structure of our bodies and the elements within our bodies, and the other is the level of our minds — delusion.
Buddhist Sexual Ethics by Winton Higgins. Religious traditions help us to find our basic orientations in many aspects of our lives. The most important aspect of our lives is how we interact with others.
This includes all forms of coitus, intercrural sex, masturbationsexual fondling and perhaps even voyeurism. Because this discourse was addressed to men, the Buddha spoke only of female sexual partners. Had he been addressing women, he would of course have spoken of male equivalents. A child is unlikely to have the maturity or experience to make an informed decision concerning sex, while having sex with 2, 3 and 5 would involve them in breaking a solemn vow or promise, i.
Each week we ask the same questions about each religion in an attempt to better understand how your faith can shape your sex life. This series is based on the official teachings of the religion, not what individuals might choose to do. Sex should be part of a loving relationship, which is considered to be best represented by marriage.
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